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This day in basketball history
« on: October 07, 2017, 12:19:03 PM »

Offline greece666

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Been thinking of starting something like this for some time.

I should be able to make a couple of updates a week, depending on the reactions/replies we get.

A good search tool is http://www.onthisday.com.

October 7 1934: Willie Naulls gets born in Dallas. Won three rings with the Celts (1964-66) but is mostly remembered for his time with the Knicks.

http://www.celticslife.com/2012/02/what-hell-happened-towillie-naulls.html

Interview: http://www.nba.com/knicks/history/turnback-tuesday-interview-knicks-captain-willie-naulls/





^nr 12 I guess







Re: This day in basketball history
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 07:48:45 PM »

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October 12 1999

Wilt Chamberlain dies of congestive heart failure at the age of 63.

NYT obituary

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/10/13/sports/wilt-chamberlain-is-dead-at-63-dominated-basketball-in-the-60-s.html

Re: This day in basketball history
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 12:38:00 PM »

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October 30 2014

Rondo's comeback against the Nets. Not quite history but still a fun memory.

Jeff Clark's article below:

https://www.celticsblog.com/2014/10/29/7129887/beautiful-celtics-rout-nets-121-105
« Last Edit: October 30, 2017, 12:53:51 PM by greece666 »

Re: This day in basketball history
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2017, 05:13:38 AM »

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November 1 1950

Earl Lloyd becomes the first African-American to play in an NBA game with the Washington Capitols.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/earl-lloyd-becomes-first-black-player-in-the-nba

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November 6 1981 (the year I was born), Mike and Tommy broadcast their first celtics game

vid here: https://twitter.com/NBCSCeltics/status/927655328459739138/video/1

"I want to show you his peanuts folks"

PS Im one day late, but better late than never